BBC Proms 2016 | Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Berlioz fell in love with The Bard's work in 1827 and so began a life-long passion for all things Shakespearean. To mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death, a performance of Berlioz's dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet, the grandest of his Shakespeare-inspired works. Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, the Monteverdi Choir, the National Youth Choir of Scotland and soloists Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor) and Laurent Naouri (bass), as Berlioz tells his version of this most famous of stories.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Entertainment, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Duration: 2'02'03''
  • Broadcast date: 2016

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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